Where in the world is Big Diehl?

When you need your pepper fix we always have your back!
During the spring, summer and fall check our FB page to see what festivals and events you'll be able to spot us at. When Pittsburgh becomes to cold for us to leave our cave you can always hit up our online store! The online store works in the warmer months too if you are too busy in a good book or binging the new summer hits to leave your AC haven.

The Big Diehl Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BigDiehlPeppers
The Big Diehl online Store: https://squareup.com/store/BigDiehlPeppers

Mana Boardgame Tavern Exclusive Blends

Mana Boardgame Tavern is the proud purveyor of two exclusive Big Diehl Pepper Blends. Stop by Mana on the North Side of Pittsburgh, and try one of their Big Diehl Bloody Marys.

Mana's Facebook Page

Recipe Spotlight - Racheal's Crawdads

Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters (to which they are related). They are also known as crawfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs, or yabbies. We just know them as delicious!

Every year when Big Diehl and all of his friends disappear into the mountains they celebrate by heating up a stockpot of crawdads over the open campfire. It's a great way to spend a sunny afternoon or a cool summer night.

Bunny Fertilizer

A picture of our Compost from Last Spring
Rabbit droppings are dry, practically odorless, and in pellet form, making it suitable for direct use in the garden. Since rabbit droppings break down quickly, there is usually little threat of burning the roots of plants. Rabbit manure fertilizer is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that plants need for healthy growth.
(Especially Peppers)

Composting rabbit manure is an easy process and the end result will be the ideal fertilizer for garden plants and crops. Simply add your rabbit manure to the compost bin or pile and then add in equal amounts of straw and wood shavings, which are both part of cleaning up after your house bunny anyway. 

You can also mix in some grass clippings, leaves, and kitchen scraps (peelings, lettuce, coffee grounds, etc.). Mix the pile thoroughly with a pitchfork, then take a hose and moisten but do not saturate the compost pile. Cover the pile with a tarp and keep it turned every two weeks or so, watering afterwards and covering again to maintain heat and humidity levels. Continue adding to the pile, turning the compost and watering until the pile is fully composted.

Megatron and Optimus (AKA the fertilizer factories)

So next time your
plants need a pick-me-up
head indoors to your 
bunny's litter bin go
digging for gold!

Home made weed killer

A while back we mentioned a home made weed killer that we found on Pinterest, 
At first we were very skeptical about it. But hey try anything once, right?

We knew if we were going to try this out,
we would have to document it 
so we could share the results with all
of you guys. So, below are our findings
in our home made weed killer experiment.

Our proportions were
1/4 salt
1/4 dish soap
1/2 vinegar

(A dish soap bottle works great to aim)